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Mystery epidemic of colon cancer in young people laid bare: Cases have DOUBLED in...

• https://www.dailymail.co.uk, By Emily Joshu

The cancer, which is especially hard to treat due to late diagnosis and broad symptoms, is also expected to become the number one cause of cancer deaths in people under 50 by the end of the decade. 

Doctors are still trying to determine what's behind the unprecedented rise, but theories include modern diets, antibiotic use, and fungus.

Dr Christopher Lieu, co-director of gastrointestinal medical oncology at the University of Colorado Medicine, said: 'Colorectal cancer will be the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in [patients] 20 to 49.'

Speaking at a cancer conference in Chicago on Saturday, he added: 'This is a humongous issue.'

Dr Christopher Lieu, co-director of gastrointestinal medical oncology at the University of Colorado Medicine, said: 'Colorectal cancer will be the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in [patients] 20 to 49.'

Speaking at a cancer conference in Chicago on Saturday, he added: 'This is a humongous issue.'


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